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Quick Potato Salad

If you need a Potato Salad in a hurry but are hesitating to get started because of all the steps involved and the time it takes to chill. . . this quick salad is for you.  There is no getting around the need to boil potatoes and eggs separately but once you have finished that. is a quick slice through with a sharp knife and it's on the table in no time.  The one thing I find about this potato salad is that it keeps really well in the refrigerator for a few days.

  • 6 medium sized fresh summer potatoes
  • 8 eggs
  • 1/2 cup miracle whip
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • 1 finely diced dill pickle
  • 6 fresh garden green onions, chopped
  • a small handful of dill. ..chopped fine (about 2 - 3 tablespoons)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Scrub the potatoes clean and cut into 6 pieces each.  Cover with water and add one teaspoon of salt and bring to a boil.  Simmer 20 minutes or until tender.  Start the eggs.
  2. Drain the potatoes and use a sharp knife to mash/slice the potatoes into small pieces. The result will be somewhat mashed.
  3. Cover eggs with 1 inch of water and bring to a boil.  Once the boiling begins, cover with a lid, remove from heat and let sit 20 minutes. Drain and let cold water run over the eggs for a minute. Use a sharp large knife to cut through the middle of the egg and scoop out the egg adding to the pot of potatoes.  Chop in with your sharp knife.
  4. Add the remaining ingredients. ..stir well. 
  5. Taste and adjust salt and pepper.
  6. Chill until serving or serve immediately at room temperature.


  1. I'm going to give this a try. The dill is ready even if I have no potatoes. Yes, I'll get some!

  2. There is a short cut to peeling and boiling potatoes, use a package of frozen hashbrown potatoes. It tastes great. I always use fresh dill, yummy!

  3. The combination of ingredients sounds delicious. I like a little mustard in my potato salad. Thanks for a new recipe :)

  4. posting useful homespun recipes takes the stress out of looking for "that" potato salad one just to check the amounts of this or that so we can do it right from your page while we drool over those gorgeous photos of God's bounty and the miracle of His design!

  5. Sounds good!
    As someone who doesn't like pickle relish in their potato salad, I always chop up a stalk of crispy celery; very good!
    Thanks for sharing. Your recipe is a lot like mine, but I'm going to try the quick version! I always leave the peels on, it's the best part of the spud!

  6. Thanks for posting this easy potato salad. I've been making it this way for a few years and felt guilty because it is quick and easy. But it tastes so good, especially fresh made and not quite chilled.

  7. Looks fabulous Lovella! Love the idea of adding fresh dill...

  8. This looks yummy and so easy! I do have a quick question: do I understand correctly that you slice through the egg and shell with a knife and just scoop out the egg? If so, that is pure BRILLIANCE!

  9. Laura. ..yes. .I slice quickly through the egg with a large sharp knife and just scoop it out. . .very quick and if I use brown eggs, I can see any specks of shell.

  10. Hi. Just discovered your site. I made this the other night. It turned out great and it was quick and even though I hate Miracle Whip, it went well with all the flavors. Thanks for posting.


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